Volume 3 2009

Mathknow

Mathematics, Applied Sciences and Real Life

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ISBN: 978-88-470-1121-2 (Print) 978-88-470-1122-9 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XI

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    Pages 1-8

    The misuse of mathematics

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    Pages 9-25

    Mathematics and literature

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    Pages 27-36

    Applied partial differential equations: visualization by photography

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    Pages 37-57

    The spirit of algebra

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    Pages 59-89

    Theory and applications of Raptor codes

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    Pages 91-111

    Other geometries in architecture: bubbles, knots and minimal surfaces

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    Pages 113-118

    Soft matter: mathematical models of smart materials

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    Pages 119-129

    Soap films and soap bubbles: from Plateau to the olympic swimming pool in Beijing

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    Pages 131-145

    Games suggest how to define rational behavior. Surprising aspects of interactive decision theory

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    Pages 147-156

    Archaeoastronomy at Giza: the ancient Egyptians’ mathematical astronomy in action

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    Pages 157-165

    Mathematics and food: a tasty binomium

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    Pages 167-181

    Detecting structural complexity: from visiometrics to genomics and brain research

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    Pages 183-191

    Recreative mathematics: soldiers, eggs and a pirate crew

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    Pages 193-200

    Mathematical magic and society

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    Pages 201-213

    Little Tom Thumb among cells: seeking the cues of life

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    Pages 215-216

    Adam’s Pears

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    Pages 217-228

    Mathematics enters the picture

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    Pages 229-239

    Multi-physics models for bio-hybrid device simulation

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    Pages 241-251

    Stress detection: a sonic approach

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    Pages 253-263

    Vulnerability to climate change: mathematics as a language to clarify concepts